MSc Thesis: Bus network configurations to complement evolving metro networks

MSc Thesis: Bus network configurations to complement evolving metro networks

Urban rail serves are the backbone of metropolitan public transport networks The development of new metro lines should be accompanied with the re design of the remaining public transport network given the expected consequences for passenger demand and level of service This is especially true in the case of megacities that are currently undergoing dramatic developments, such as Bangalore, India The Bangalore metro network consists of 45 km with a daily ridership of 400 000 trips The city also has 6 500 buses operating on a much wider network across the city and having a daily ridership of 3 5 million trips As the metro network evolves further to reach 200 km by 2030 it is likely that some of the longer distance bus trips shift to the metro, thereby reducing bus demand on overlapping corridors Analysing alternative configurations of redesigning the bus network to complement the metro network while meeting their core bus user demand can provide valuable insights to Bangalore and many other cities developing their metro systems

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